When The National Concealed Carry Reciprocity (NCCR) bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives the anti-gunner’s propaganda machine went into high gear. According to the ant-gunners, if NCCR passes the U.S. Senate, every conceivable calamity known to man will sweep across the county. I expect a plague of intergalactic locusts will invade the earth and eat every morsel of vegetation.
They are using the same untrue charges (none of which ever happened) against concealed carry they have used in every state since Florida passed a modern concealed carry law back in the 1980s. There are about 16.5 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States, not counting the states that allow open carry and permit-less concealed carry (that would include several million more people). The lies are: women will be less safe, domestic abusers will be getting guns, criminals will be able to get guns, crime rates will go up, stalkers will be able to carry guns and, of course, “this is a gift to firearm manufacturers from the NRA.” The fact is that concealed carry drives crime rates down. If National Reciprocity passes the Senate, crime will go down even further. That is what the anti-gunners are really afraid of.
Last Monday, there was a terrorist attack at New York’s Port Authority bus terminal. There are between 250,000 and 275,000 people who commute and use the Port Authority terminal. Since it is also near the Christmas holiday season, thousands more folks visit and shop in New York City. The failed explosion occurred in a tunnel that many, if not most, of these people use.
Of course the talking heads are dancing around the issue, putting as much frosting on the incident as possible. One law enforcement guy actually commented that we have to find out why the would-be bomber would pick this spot to set off a bomb. Really, did he just say that! I was flabbergasted. This guy better watch his mail. I imagine some school, somewhere, is going to ask for the return of their kindergarten certificate of attendance that they issued this guy.
Rudolph is checking to make sure his nose is bright enough, Donner and Blitzen are recovering from sprained ankles (but will be ready for the big night), some elves are polishing the sleigh, while others are checking that troublesome naughty or nice list in preparation for the loading Santa’s bag of goodies. For those of us who don’t have all the advantages of elves, we may be in a quandary about what to buy someone or, more likely, haven’t had enough time to go shopping. To relieve you of this terrible anxiety, I would like to suggest that a gift of an ISRA membership might solve all of your problems. You could even buy someone a Life, Endowment, Patron, or Benefactor membership. After all, what else can you give someone that will both last a lifetime and carry on their influence?
Thanks for being a member.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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